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  • Pakistan: At least 31 people killed in explosion at Quetta polling station

    July 25, 2018

    Five policemen and two children were among the victims of the attack in the city of Quetta. There are fears the death toll could rise as many of the 35 people wounded are in a critical condition. Terror group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the explosion. Hashim Ghilzai, an administration official in Quetta, said: “(The bomber) was ...

  • Combat Terrorism Via Strong Cooperation Among Aviation Players- Expert

    July 24, 2018

    Strong cooperation and collaboration among aviation industry players are needed in order to combat terrorism and securing public safety, said Director of Aviation Security, UK Civil Aviation Authority, Peter Drissel. He said industry players including security experts had to run to keep up with the challenges, technology and threats that kept emerging all the time. “We should never think that we have ...

  • Emotet Malware Evolves Beyond Banking to Threat Delivery Service

    July 24, 2018

    The Emotet trojan has been popping up in the news for years: From widespread malspam infections of banking German targets in 2014, all the way up to the costly infection of a New Hampshire town’s computer network in July. And while the tricky Emotet malware first emerged targeting banking credentials, lately researchers have spotted the trojan ...

  • No big deal… Kremlin hackers ‘jumped air-gapped networks’ to pwn US power utilities

    July 24, 2018

    The US Department of Homeland Security is once again accusing Russian government hackers of penetrating America’s critical infrastructure. Uncle Sam’s finest reckon Moscow’s agents managed to infiltrate computers networks within US electric utilities – to the point where the miscreants could have virtually pressed the off switch in control rooms, yanked the plug on the Yanks, ...

  • Dam collapse in Laos leaves hundreds missing and unknown number feared dead

    July 24, 2018

    Laos News Agency reports that the accident in the southeastern province of Attapeu has released five billion cubic metres of water, enough to fill more than two million Olympic swimming pools. Boats have been brought in to help evacuate people as water levels rise, according to ABC Laos news, with reports more than 6,000 people have ...

  • 44th Civil Support Team Aims for a Successful Training Proficiency Evaluation

    July 23, 2018

    Soldiers and Airmen of the Florida National Guard’s 44th Civil Support Team conducted training this week in West Palm Beach, Florida, as part of a skills validation exercise for U.S. Army North. Donning their full body protective gear, designed to keep the Guardsmen alive in an environment contaminated by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents, members ...

  • Heathrow scanner trial could ease airport liquid ban

    July 23, 2018

    The machines take a 3D X-ray, allowing security staff to check items without requiring them to be removed from bags, and can detect explosives. The worldwide rules began in 2006 after a terror plot was stopped by UK police. The Department for Transport said a “small number” of trials was set to last between six and 12 ...

  • No Air Traffic Over Belgium; Technical Glitch Blamed

    July 19, 2018

    Belgium’s airspace was closed off for landings and departures Thursday afternoon because of a technical glitch in the data system of the air safety control center. Belgocontrol spokesman Dominque Dehaene said the control center was executing a “clear sky” operation until the issue is fixed. He said “there is a problem loading flight data.” He could ...

  • Knife crime up 16% in England and Wales

    July 19, 2018

    “High-harm” violent offences involving weapons continue to rise, official figures have revealed, as knife and gun crime, as well as homicide, increase in England and Wales. Offences involving knives or sharp instruments went up by 16% to 40,147, according to police-recorded crimes for the year to March published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The total ...

  • Cyber security top priority for aircraft makers, says Airbus

    July 18, 2018

    Everything the air manufacturing industry plans is considered through the lens of cyber security, but not everyone is up to the same standard across the industry in general, even among suppliers of critical national infrastructure, said Ian Goslin, UK managing director of Airbus cyber security. “The level of analysis that is done against every element of our platform ...

  • Smaller Nation State Attacks: A Growing Cyber Menace

    July 18, 2018

    While there certainly remains a global hierarchy when it comes to cyber capabilities, smaller state and non-state actors are increasingly exploiting the asymmetric nature of cyberspace to achieve a broad range of objectives. Last year, a Qatari state media website was compromised and defaced with false reports of the Emir of that country praising Iran and ...

  • Disruption at Heathrow Airport as control tower evacuated

    July 18, 2018

    The fire alarm on the airfield meant several flights were unable to land or take-off from the airport on Wednesday. Flights were forced to divert to Gatwick and Stansted airports, while some had to return to their original destinations after take-off. Heathrow Airport said the alarm had been investigated, and “operations” had resumed. A spokeswoman for the National ...



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